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Week of August 8, 2021

08/07/2021 12:54:39 PM


Chai Lights - at the JCV

The JCV is committed to bringing people together; we are here to keep you informed and connected through a wide variety of programs. Browse our website calendar and virtual or socially distanced events listed below to stay up to date on upcoming programs and services.

Our top priority is the health and well-being of the JCV community. Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, several policies are in effect for the use of the JCV building.  JCV members who have provided proof of vaccination can attend services, meetings, and events within the building. Properly worn masks are required. Sorry, no guests.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of event data contained in this issue; however, all events are subject to change. All times shown are in the Eastern Time Zone. To see last week, (August 1), click HERE.


News at a Glance

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Shabbat Worship
Events, Programs, and Classes
Greetings from JCV Treasurer, Sam Gurian
You Can Pay Your Dues Online
Rabbi's Day Off and Office Hours
Submitting Articles to JCV News and Deadlines
What happens to the Money in the Tzedakah Box? 
JCV News Posters
JCV News Sponsors


Upcoming Services, Events, Programs, and Classes at the JCV

Shabbat Worship

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JCV Shabbat Services Schedule 
All Shabbat Services now held indoors at the JCV, 7:30pm on Fridays. 

  • JCV members who have provided proof of vaccination may attend in-person sanctuary services.
  • Properly worn masks are mandatory at all times inside the building.
  • All seats will be socially distanced.  Do not move the chairs.
  • No name tags are available.
  • Should you wish to wear a kippah or tallit, please bring your own.
  • There will no longer be an Oneg Shabbat. 

Also available on Zoom: 
Zoom ( 84704926325)  Passcode: jcv)

Weekly: August 13, 20, 27; September 3, 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22
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Events, Programs, and Classes

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Monday and Thursday - recurring classes
10:30am: Indoor T'ai Chi at the JCV
Duration: 1 hour. Recurring classes on Mondays and Thursdays. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Barry Bye at

Tuesday (every two weeks) - recurring Zoom discussion 
11:30am: Cantor Marci’s Kol Isha - women’s discussion group
Zoom (858 5277 3780)

Recurring Zoom discussion - every 2 weeks on Tuesdays, until December 21, 2021. August 10, August 24, (skipping September 7), September 14, September 28, October 12, October 26, November 9, November 23, December 7, December 21. Save event to your calendar system:
All women members of the JCV are welcome.

Thursday - recurring Zoom course
2:00pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Shull
Zoom (815 8750 3042, Passcode: jcv)

Reoccurring Zoom discussion every week on Thursdays, August 12, August 19, August 26, September 2, September 9, September 16, September 23. Save event to your calendar system: 

10:00am: Sisterhood Book Club
Zoom (840 3065 9064, Passcode: bookclub)

Recurring Zoom discussion - Monthly: September 6, 2021; October 4, 2021; November 1, 2021; December 6, 2021; January 3, 2022; February 7, 2022; March 7, 2022; April 4, 2022; May 2, 2022; June 6, 2022; July 4, 2022; August 1, 2022; September 5, 2022; October 3, 2022; November 7, 2022; December 5, 2022. Save event to your calendar system:

Tuesday, August 17 - NEW
1:00pm: Know Your Website  
Zoom (840 6834 6947, Passcode: jcv)
Wednesday, August 18 - NEW
11:00am: Know Your Website 
Zoom  (858 4639 6918, Passcode: jcv)

On the JCV website but where is it? Learn more about the JCV website and where to find information during one of two Zoom sessions. The first is August 17 at 1:00 pm and the second is August 18 at 11:00 am. Each session will cover the same information and last about 45 minutes. There will be a question and answer opportunity at the end. RSVP to See poster below.
Wednesday, August 18
12:30pm: Adult Learning - “Israel on the Map”
Duration 90 minutes. Brown Bag Lunch Series - Lifelong Learning at the JCV.
Also on Zoom (859 1736 2721, Passcode: JCV)

The history of Israel's relations with her Arab neighbors, including the Palestinians, is long and complex. In order to clarify and summarize this important story, we will use a set of maps to explain the past, describe the present, and anticipate the future. This session will provide a basic introduction to a topic that concerns us all. Hosted by Rabbi Ben Shull. Bring your own lunch and join us. RSVP to by Monday, August 16. This event is open to fully vaccinated JCV members only. Sorry, no guests. See poster below.

Wednesday, September 8 - NEW
10:00am 2021 Tashlich and Shofar Service
JCV congregants and their families will gather at the Venice Beach Pavilion to cast our sins into the ocean on the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Rabbi Ben Shull and Cantor Marci Vitkus will lead prayer, song, and the blowing of the shofar. See poster below.

Thursday, September 16
Noon:  Break the Fast Meals to Go - pickup
Duration: 60 minutes. $14.00 per person.

Also available for sale is our famous JCV Challah, $5.00 per loaf. Preordered Break the Fast Meals will be available for pick up ONLY at the JCV (under the portico) from noon to 1:00pm on September 16. RESERVE EARLY. Preorder deadline – September 3, 2021. No changes may be made after the deadline. For more information, contact Judy Rapaport by phone 315-591-1050 or email at  See poster below.

Greetings from JCV Treasurer, Sam Gurian

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Looking forward to another year invested in the JCV.

  • Yay, the JCV is reopening!!
  • In-person Activities are Resuming!
  • High Holy Days are Coming!
  • Fully vaccinated members in good standing are welcome to attend in-person Shabbat Services!
  • Zoom services are still available for those who are unable to attend!
  • A big thank you to all our members who have already paid their dues!

To be a member in good standing, your membership dues should be paid in full by July 1, 2021. Members who have not met their financial commitments by September 1, 2021, shall be considered NOT in good standing. Need special arrangements? Contact the JCV Treasurer, Sam Gurian, at

Note that full members are entitled to utilize all JCV services, including High Holy Days services. Seasonal members are entitled to utilize all JCV services, except High Holy Days services. JCV membership dues for the 2021/2022 fiscal year are payable through your account on or by check at the JCV office. See poster below.


You Can Pay Your Dues Online

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JCV membership dues for the 2021-2022 season are payable beginning July 1, 2021. If you like, you can easily pay your dues online.  Follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to the JCV website at .
  2. Sign in to your account: Select “Log In.”
  3. From the top black row, select “My Account” from the drop down selection.
  4. Scroll down to the section titled “Financials” and click on “My Statements.”
  5. You should see your statement: 
  6. Scroll to the end of the statement. Click on “Submit a Payment.”
  7. This will bring you to the “Online Payments” page.  Follow the prompts.

If you have questions, contact Beata (941-484-2022) or Nessa (941-451-4021).


Rabbi's Day Off and Office Hours

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Rabbi Shull’s day off will be Sundays until such time as the synagogue building will be open for regular programming. Anyone interested in meeting Rabbi Shull in his office at the JCV, precluding any emergencies, is encouraged to give him a call and make an appointment during his regular office hours.

Tuesday 9:30am to 2:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am to 2:30pm
Thursday 10:00am to noon
Friday 9:00am to noon

If you would like to meet him in person at the JCV any other time Monday through Friday, that can also be arranged by calling to make an appointment. Rabbi Shull can be reached at 941-441-5713.  

Submitting Articles to JCV News and Deadlines

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Criteria for publication: JCV News welcomes JCV and member-related news for publication. Only articles or Zoom meeting information will be considered for publication. Articles that will not be considered: commercial, political, or solely promotional in nature; submitted to, accepted by, or published by another medium, printed or online; copyrighted materials without permission. 

Submitting articles to Material submitted for publication should be presented as articles or Zoom meeting information in the text of the main body of your email. Pictures must be a separate .png file attachment. Avoid including attachments unless essential. Do not submit an event or article if it has not been confirmed by all parties involved.

Deadline for submissions: 5:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the Sunday of publication. All requests for publication should be sent to This email address is to be used for submission of articles for consideration of publication only. Final versions of submissions are the only emails that will be accepted.


JCV News Posters

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JCV News Sponsors

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